“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” - Howard Thurman
The Reason Why…
Imagine for a moment a world where everyone did work that lit them on fire.
What would that look like? How differently would you treat your server at lunch or your wife or children? How much harder would you pursue the things in front of you? How much more innovation would there be? How would those around you start to treat others as a result of how you treated them?
One ripple creates another. When enough ripples intersect, you have a revolution.
I believe that the world would be an altogether different place if we all did work that actually mattered to us. It would literally change the world.
This way of life is more possible than you think. More possible than it’s ever been. And I want to expose you to it.
We, this site, you, all of us are here to lead a revolution of people doing work they love.
Don’t be mistaken, it often takes massive effort to make this transition. You’re going to ask yourself some tough questions with even more challenging answers. But is there anything more worth getting right? This is your guide to breaking free.
Here you’ll find all kinds of practical tools, actions and experiments for understanding yourself, finding your purpose and living it.
So be ready to cover a lot of ground. I’m constantly learning, interacting with others, reading a ton of books and testing everything under the sun, from rapid ultra-marathon preparation to creating instant rapport – Every bit of it helps us better understand ourselves and how you can better push limits and put your dent in the world.
It’s time to stop sleepwalking.
Check out the Welcome Video:
Here’s a short 2 minute welcome video to tell you all about what Live Your Legend has to offer. If you can’t see the video, click here.
Do any of the below resonate?
You know you could be doing better work, you’re just not sure where to start.
You’re tired of people telling you life has to be lived a certain way.
You want to do something epic.
You need help getting there.
What we’re doing here is not for everyone, but if the above strikes a chord, then come join me and the thousands of other readers already committed to doing all they can with their one life. We are meant to do work we love. The world needs it. Be a part of something bigger than yourself. There are other people who see the world in a similar way. It turns out there are a lot of us.
For a taste of how we see the world, check out:
A little about the name…
A while back I was exploring through Patagonia doing some fly fishing and reflecting. I found myself laying out on a fallen tree reading The Alchemist for the fifth time. It’s a story about a boy pursuing his Personal Legend – one’s destiny and reason for being. Something you never actually accomplish but is more an inherent feeling of purpose you spend your life pursuing. This legend more than anything gives one genuine reason to live and do great things.
After reading one of the passages, I looked out to the stream and, among some of the most vast wildernesses in the world, realized we are all here to live our own legend.
What’s your Legend? Are you living it?
We all have dreams, passions and gifts that the world desperately needs.
If we aren’t adding those to the world, we aren’t living our potential and we’ll never be fully fulfilled. But don’t worry, your legend doesn’t have to be some earth-shattering thing – it can be anything as long as it’s meaningful to you. Maybe it’s solving world hunger or simply using your talent to teach algebra to the child down the street.
It isn’t about size or fame or recognition. It’s about putting a dent in the world that only you are capable of. It’s about finding what makes you come alive. It’s about being free.
1,000 Living Legends Around the World
This site exists because I came across people who showed me it was possible. I plan to do the same for you. Part of this revolution we’re leading is to document people all over the world who are doing what they love and living unique lives. I have a dream of documenting 1,000 of these Living Legends over the coming years (Please let me know if you have a candidate!).
The more you can see others doing epic things, the more doable they become for us. There are no more excuses.
This life is more possible that you think. We just have to condition it.
Whether you know it or not, you have a deep desire to Live Your Legend. We all do.
Unfortunately too many people tell us these dreams aren’t possible.
Perhaps it’s time to stop listening and start living.
It’s time to start doing things we give a sh*t about.
But who am I to say all this?
I’m Scott. I’m likely not much different than any of you. Other than the fact that I’m die-hard passionate about learning and improvement, and for the past 8 years I’ve run experiments on myself and others to better understand what lights us on fire.
Over the years I noticed a process for making these discoveries and started helping others find the same through coaching, writing, documenting folks living their legends all over the world, and doing all kinds of wild adventures. It turns out to be pretty fulfilling work and pretty damn important. You can check out my full story here.
The following beliefs drive most of my actions:
- We are capable of a lot more than we give ourselves credit for.
- You don’t have to do things the way they’ve always been done.
- There’s usually a better way.
- Most things aren’t as impossible as we think. They must be tested.
- Getting out on adventures and exploring adds clarity to most of life’s confusions.
- We can all do work we love, we just have to understand ourselves first.
- The education never ends.
If you share in any of the above, you will be at home here. There are epic things to come and I hope you’ll join for the ride.
This is me living my legend, encouraging you to lead yours.
Come join the revolution!